The jays are related to crows but are much more difficult to see. They are shy woodland birds, rarely moving far from cover but can be seen in the Pleasaunce on occasions in the woodland glen or in the woody area at the far side of the putting green.


The screaming call usually lets you know a jay is about and it is usually given when a bird is on the move, so watch for a bird flying between the trees with its distinctive flash of white on the rump with bright blue. Jays are famous for their acorn feeding habits and in the autumn you may see them burying acorns for retrieving later in the winter.

They like oak trees in autumn when there are plenty of acorns and also eat nuts, seeds and insects.
Last Updated: 17th-May-2007 16:31 Print
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